Long-term ovariectomy decreases ovine compact bone viscoelasticity.

  title={Long-term ovariectomy decreases ovine compact bone viscoelasticity.},
  author={Clifford M. Les and Josef L Vance and Gregory T. Christopherson and Anthony Simon Turner and George W. Divine and David P. Fyhrie},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={23 4},
Changes in bone mineral density associated with estrogen depletion in humans do not account for all of the associated change in fracture risk, and it is possible that some of this variation may lie in changes of other aspects of bone quality. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in viscoelastic behavior of compact bone that may be associated with estrogen depletion. Changes in compact bone viscoelastic properties associated with three years of ovariectomy were investigated with… CONTINUE READING